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    Featured: How Hollywood furthered our automotive obsession [w/videos]
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    The car enthusiast's passion generally isn't founded in any single experience. It is a result of many influences, coming from places like our parents, our surrounding area's culture and, almost always, the media. The automobile plays both major and minor roles in nearly every movie and TV show ...

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    Official: Ford Transit production fires up, American Pickers among first takers
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    Not long ago, the History Channel showed a seemingly unending stream of World War II documentaries, but it made a switch a few years ago to include an increasing mix of 'reality' programming. American Pickers was one of the early attempts at this new formula, with cameras following hosts Mike ...

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    Read This: Speed Channel winds down
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    On Saturday, August 17 at 6:00 AM, Speed will go off the air. Its channel will be replaced by a new multi-sport network, called Fox Sports 1. Rumors that a switch were in the works first emerged in late 2012, while things became clearer in March, when the FS1 name emerged. That story disappointed ...

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    Report: Navsop working on coin-sized GPS rival that navigates using wifi and TV signals
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    A British company is working on a new navigation system that doesn't rely on GPS satellites to track your location. BAE has created Navsop, a device that picks up errant cell phone, radio and television signals to deduce your coordinates, which means it can be used in locations where traditional ...

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    Carroll Shelby to get the TV miniseries treatment thanks to Velocity
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    Farmer, car dealer, Le Mans winner, sports-car maker, businessman and tuner Carroll Shelby passsed away on May 11. To honor his contribution to the numerous segments of the auto industry he impacted, cable network Velocity will be airing a three-hour, three-part miniseries on Sunday, May ...

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    Video: Patrick Dempsey rescues teen from flipped car outside Malibu home
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    "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on television." So went the script for countless television commercials of yore, featuring the stars of medical dramas capitalizing on their on-air personae to shill for pills, HMOs and what-have-you. But one television doctor didn't hesitate to jump into action ...

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    Video: Mythbusters tests the square wheel theory
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    The Mythbusters have finally tackled the long-unanswered question, "Why don't cars have square wheels?" What's that? You've never wondered why? Neither have we, because it's freaking obvious. But equally obvious is how awesome it would be to test out a square-wheeled vehicle anyway, which is ...

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    Video: Dumbest Stuff on Wheels compilation makes Season 1 reruns redundant
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    Speed TV's Dumbest Stuff on Wheels is coming back for a second season later this month, and in case you don't know what you're in for, they've put together a "Best Of" compilation from Season One. It's a simple concept, though: really bad ideas + wheels. We're sympathetic toward the folks ...

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    Video: Indian talent show goes overboard with Suzuki
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    The show's called India's Got Talent, and we're certainly prepared to say that India's got The Warriors of Goja but we're not sure if what they have is called talent, bravery or just plain crazy. The aforementioned warriors put on a lengthy display of what, in a circus, would be called 'amazing ...

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    Wipeout creators' new show pits your own car against crazy obstacle courses
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    The folks who bring you ABC's Wipeout have changed the network and the challengers for their next creation: called Whipped and airing on Speed in 2012, the new "automotive-based game and racing show" will put drivers in their own cars through "an intimidating automotive obstacle course." There's ...

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    Video: Audi blurs the line between show and commercial with "Untitled Jersey City Project"
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    The current state of the automotive industry is all about blurring lines. Cars and trucks used to be on opposite sides of the market until crossovers blurred the line. Coupes and convertibles have come closer together with the proliferation of the retractable hard-top. Even the line between ...

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    Chrysler attacked for Playboy Club ads, doesn't back down
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    Back when it took a little more effort to organize One Million Insert-Group-Here, companies took news of boycotts a little more seriously. Now that kittens and baby polar bears can have more than a million Facebook friends and anyone can make the news, it might take more than cage rattling to get ...

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    Official: Discovery's new Velocity channel launching October 4 [w/video]
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    Thankfully, there's plenty of programming on television for automotive gearheads: Top Gear shows and motor racing broadcast from locations around the world, car chase scenes in movies, the always-dysfunctional crew from American Chopper... heck, there's even a whole channel called Speed. But it's ...

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    Video: Speed teases reality show chronicling Nissan/Playstation GT Academy
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    If you're looking for the ultimate example of life imitating art imitating life, look no further than the Nissan/Playstation GT Academy. The program pits thousands upon thousands of gamers playing Gran Turismo 5 against each other in a fight over a spot on Nissan's actual racing team. Now that ...

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    Video: Aston Martin One-77 stars in new episode of NatGeo's Megafactories
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    The factories where supercars are made can often be as impressive, if not more so, than the vehicles they produce. Unfortunately few of us ever get to see them, remote as they often are from our locales and generally not open to the public. That's where Megafactories comes in. The National ...

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    CNBC to air hour-long report on BMW
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    CNBC will air an hour-long program this Wednesday on the brand behind the roundel called "BMW: A Driving Obsession," which the news channel bills as "the fascinating story behind a once small, struggling company that transformed itself into a global luxury car powerhouse." The four featured ...

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    Autoline After Hours holding first annual Automotive Fantasy Draft [w/video]
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    The best part about any fantasy sports league is being able to pick and choose your team from the full crop of professional athletes in the business. The folks at Autoline After Hours are now bringing this to the automotive space with their first-annual Automotive Fantasy Draft. Veteran ...

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    Autowriters Aaron Robinson and Ezra Dyer added to The Car Show on SPEED
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    SPEED is betting big on its newest TV series, called The Car Show. You're most likely already aware that the program will be hosted by Adam Carolla, Dan Neil, Matt Farah and John Salley. Now, SPEED has announced that some well-known auto scribes are joining the team to pitch in on writing ...

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    Chicago 2011: Suzuki is sofa king awesome
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    Suzuki is proudly displaying its "motorized sofa" at the Chicago Auto Show. The chugging chaise appears in its new "Kizashi Kicks" advertising campaign, a television spot comparing the Kizashi sedan to an Audi A4 2.0T and the ...

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    Mad Men go racing: Ridley & Tony Scott developing Le Mans period drama
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    Everybody loves Mad Men. It's a hit TV show that has something for everyone. Heck, it even features some nice old cars, like the pimpin' Lincoln that Betty Draper inherited from her father, and discussions around the office on marketing import cars for the first time in America. But what the ...

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